The Green Coast Self-Guided main pictures
The Green Coast Self-Guided main pictures

The Green Coast Self-Guided

Join us on a scenic ride along the unspoiled Southwest coast of Sardinia - the Costa Verde. Get ready to escape the crowds of popular tourist destinations and explore an area that still bears the traces of a thriving mining industry that disappeared only a few decades ago. During the second part of our journey, we'll visit two charming islands - San Pietro and Sant'Antioco, both steeped in fishing traditions, as well as the stunning South Coast, renowned for its pristine beaches. On our last night, we'll indulge in some shopping in Cagliari, followed by a celebratory dinner to reminisce on our unforgettable journey.
This tour has also a guided version, check here for dates and price

| Cycling | Active | 8days/7nights | Self-Guided | From € 1040 € 970* |


The dune of Piscinas

The dune of Piscinas

The Sulcis mines

The Sulcis mines

Porto Pino and the South Coast

Porto Pino and the South Coast

Dinner in Cagliari downtown

Dinner in Cagliari downtown

Day to Day

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner;
1Benvenuti in Sardegna!Briefing and Warm-upD
2From Torre dei Corsari to BuggerruCycling 67Km/1200mB
3From Buggerru to Sant'AntiocoCycling 65Km/840mB
4The loop of 2 islandsCycling 60Km/600mB
5From Sant'Antioco to Teulada - Sulcis countrysideCycling 55Km/570mB D
6The amazing Costa del SudCycling 47Km/655mB
7A day riding in CagliariCycling 25Km/250mB
8Departure from CagliariTransfer to airportB

Tour Map

Day 1: Benvenuti in Sardegna!

Set you up for starting the bike tour in Sardinia

Upon your arrival in Sardinia, most likely at Cagliari airport, we will meet you and then take a one-hour transfer to Torre dei Corsari. This location boasts one of the island's biggest beaches, complete with sand dunes that evoke desert scenery. Your first accommodation for your cycle tour in Sardinia is situated on a hill that offers a stunning vista of the beach and Sardinia's southwest coast.

Once you've checked in, we'll hold a briefing that covers the entire bike tour, providing day-to-day details. You'll receive our exclusive navigation system, guiding you throughout your journey. After a bike fitting, you can take a short ride to warm up. Finally, you can wrap up your day with dinner, perhaps at one of the restaurants on the beach.

Overnight: Torre dei Corsari
Included: Dinner

Day 2: From Torre dei Corsari to Buggerru

Pedaling through the Geo-Park of Sardinia

Our next leg takes us out of Torre dei Corsari and into the Costa Verde, which is among Sardinia's most stunning and untamed areas. This region has been defined by mining for centuries, and its legacy is preserved today in the Geo Mining Park. During your bike ride, you'll pass through abandoned towns like Ingurtosu and Montevecchio that appear frozen in time. A picturesque climb, surrounded by verdant landscapes, will lead you to the Arbus plateau. Then, after traversing the Bidderdi pass, you'll embark on an awe-inspiring descent to Buggerru, which is one of the emblematic towns of Sardinia's mining culture.

Overnight: Buggerru
Included: Breakfast

Day 3: From Buggerru to Sant'Antioco

From the mining history to the fisherman's culture

Today, our cycle tour in Sardinia takes us uphill as we bid farewell to Buggerru and make our way toward the hilltop. Here, we can capture a stunning panoramic view of the town, port, and beach, creating a memorable souvenir photo. Moving forward, we stop by Cala Domestica beach, once a mining port and now transformed into a charming cove, bustling with crowds during summer and offering a romantic escape in spring and autumn. Following a small path and tunnel carved into the rock, we arrive at the secluded "Caletta." Continuing our ascent, we climb on a few more kilometers before diving into a spectacular descent with a breathtaking sea view towards Masua. After a series of descents, we reach Fontanamare, a beautiful beach, and the bustling industrial town of Porto Scuso, where we indulge in some delightful ice cream. Our ride towards Sant'Antioco island, connected to the mainland since the Roman Empire, takes us on a cycle path for the last 10 km before we reach our final destination, the picturesque fishing village of Sant'Antioco, where we must enjoy a fish-based dinner!

Array Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast

Day 4: The loop of 2 islands

Discovering Carloforte and its culture

The two islands in Sardinia's southern region have distinctly different histories. Sant'Antioco has been an important city since the Roman era and shares its fishing culture with San Pietro and Carloforte, which is home to a community of Genoese origin. Our bike ride will start from the village of Sant'Antico, where we will cycle through the countryside to reach Calasetta, the other town on the island. From there, we will embark on a 30-minute ferry ride to Carloforte, taking in the picturesque scenery of saltpans with pink flamingos and roads overlooking the sea. Our bike tour of the island of San Peter will culminate with a delectable tuna-based lunch or the Cascà - a type of couscous with fish. After our return ferry ride, we will complete the loop by cycling towards the south of Sant'Antioco.

Overnight: Sant'Antioco
Included: Breakfast

Day 5: From Sant'Antioco to Teulada - Sulcis countryside

Pedaling in the peaceful countryside of Carignano grape

Our bike ride in the South of Sardinia starts by departing from Sant'Antioco island. After crossing the bridge to Sardinia mainland, we will be greeted by the scenic salt works with our riding mates, pink flamingos. We will stop in the charming village of Tratalias Vecchia, which revolves around the stunning Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria. Our route will lead us through the Sulcis countryside, where we will encounter artichoke fields and Carignano vineyards. The day will come to a close in Teulada, where we will stay in an Agriturismo (holiday farm) and have the opportunity to savor a traditional Sardinian dinner.

Overnight: Teulada
Included: Breakfast Dinner

Day 6: The amazing Costa del Sud

Cycling in a postcard landscape

Today marks the final leg of our Cycle Tour in Sardinia, and it promises to be a "Gran Finale". We will start our bike ride from Teulada, heading straight towards the coast, where we will traverse a scenic coastal road leading us to the tourist resort of Chia. The route presents breathtaking views of the sea, with hills that go up and down, and you will undoubtedly recognize some of the most renowned beaches in Sardinia, such as the Tuerredda. A photo on the beach and indulging in some ice cream is an absolute must!

Following our time in Chia, we will cycle toward Pula, the area's most significant town, where we will have the opportunity to marvel at the ruins of the ancient city of Nora. During the tourist season, Pula is a vibrant town with bars and restaurants, providing us with the perfect ambiance to celebrate the end of our remarkable bike tour in Sardinia.

Overnight: Pula
Included: Breakfast

Day 7: A day riding in Cagliari

Discovering the Capital of Sardinia

Your day trip in Cagliari starts by departing from your Pula hotel and taking a transfer to the heart of downtown Cagliari. From here, begin your ride toward the captivating Molentargius Park, also called Saline Park. The park remains a popular destination among the locals for indulging in sports, walking, cycling, and relaxation. Amidst the shades of flora, fauna, and gravel roads, you will forget that the city is around you.

The park boasts a unique characteristic of urbanized flamingos that exude confidence and elegance as they go about their daily lives, being photographed by tourists and locals.

The ride advances towards Poetto Beach, a lively spot bustling with colorful bars, restaurants, and entertainment throughout the year. You must take a mandatory pause here for a gelato or a light lunch by the beach.

Our journey at Poetto concludes at Marina Piccola, the city's tourist port renowned for its famous promenade. It provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the Golfo di Cagliari, with the city's symbol, La Sella Del Diavolo, in the backdrop.

We proceed with our tour, venturing to explore Cagliari's historic neighborhoods and take advantage of the bike path that leads from Poetto Beach to the historical center.

Overnight: Cagliari
Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Departure from Cagliari

Ciao Amici!

As your journey with us draws to a close, we're confident that Sardinia has left an indelible mark on your heart, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon in one of the Mediterras destinations. Following a delightful breakfast and a chat about your entire tour, we'll assist you with bikes and luggage and provide a shuttle to Cagliari airport, which is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the city center. Ciao amici, until we meet again!

Included: Breakfast

Brendan NevinBrendan Nevin
15:07 07 Jun 23
Mediterras supported 8 of us on the cycling Gran Tour down the west coast. I would strongly recommend them - brilliant support, great local knowledge led routes and excellent bikes, We would use them again without hesitation.
Lesley KovarLesley Kovar
11:20 08 May 23
We just finished a custom tour with Mediterras, from Palermo to Marsala. What a fantastic experience! Our guide Gian Mario was so knowledgeable and attentive, his planning was meticulous. The choice of boutique hotels, as well as the restaurants he selected, were all wonderful. The rides were well planned, taking us through beautiful countryside and along spectacular coasts. Our van driver Giovanni was also awesome, he could be a professional naturalist. We are already planning our next trip with them (to Sardinia). What a treat to use a small local company that gave us such a memorable trip!
Bernie CreavenBernie Creaven
11:09 08 May 23
We loved traveling with Mediterrras!Mario and Giovanni were amazing, professional, detailed and thoughtful. They made planning this trip easy, they were super flexible when we had to change plans. They supplied us with excellent equipment (I loved my road bike), detailed maps, fun rides, history lessons, in fact we laughed our way around Sicily!We enjoyed our meals together and they booked us into beautiful hotels. Unfortunately, one member of our group had a medical emergency, they looked after him like they would a family member.I can’t wait to bike again with our new best friends!Go ahead book these local guys, you’re guaranteed a fabulous experience!Bernadette (Irish woman living and biking in Seattle).
Rich GundlachRich Gundlach
13:15 24 Sep 22
Great planning, exceptional guides. We enjoyed everything about our trip. We learned a great deal about the history and culture of Sardinia. Marcello at Mediterras made sure that everything was properly arranged and made adjustments when necessary. A great part of our enjoyment came from our interaction with our guides (Giovanni, Stefano and Danilo). They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. When it came time to part we felt like we were leaving old friends.
Doris ChapatteDoris Chapatte
11:53 12 Sep 22
We did the "big-loop" from the 20.08.2022.The big loop ist 12 days road bike around the island. We have booked the trip 1.5 weeks before (last minute) and everything has been organised perfectly. We had an extra break day every 4 days biking. And was great.Mediterras has answer to all our questions. On the day of departure, our bikes we ready, we got time to get full explanation of the tour. We got a navigation system with all the routes. Everything was very clear and very well organised. Our lugage was every evening delivered at the next hotels.The hotel has been wonderfully selected, and always at some nice location and not too far away from the center or the beach. Thank again to Mediterras team for the wonderful holidays.I would give more than a 5 Stars for this trip and the wonderful team.Doris & Jean-Luc - from Swizerland
Tadhg CookeTadhg Cooke
12:46 09 Jun 22
A fantastic introduction to cycling in Sardinia. I just rented the bike in Cagliari for a few days at the end of my holiday, with no particular routes in mind. Gian Mario kindly suggested two nice challenging routes, and sent the GPX files. I only had time for one of them - but it was an absolute gem. Starting in the city, cycling along Poetto, before turning towards the hills. After one tiny village, I didn't pass another café or shop for 40 or 50 km. Just me and the pain in my legs. Superb. The bike was a gem - a former Lotto Jumbo team bike which was ridden in the Paris Roubaix by Tom Leezer. I was a *bit* slower, but I probably enjoyed it more! Wonderful experience - lovely people - always available on whatsapp if I needed anything, which was very reassuring when I don't speak Italian or Sardu! I will definitely use them again if/when I return to Sardegna.Thanks again!
We did the Sicily Baroque tour with Mediterras. Self guided on bikes (el and manual). Gian and his team did adapt the tour for our needs and did all to make the tour enjoyable. Few problems surfaced but all were solved. The trail was interesting and added a lot to our understanding of Sicily, its landscape and life in the rural areas. Accommodations were all good, and the quality of the food in the restaurants Gian had arranged varied from good to excellent. At the end of our tour we did a walk in the hillsides of Etna arranged by Mediterras.The Etna tour was wonderful. We were lucky with weather given the circumstances. It was a bit foggy and a bit cold, but it did not rain. The guides did a good job of explaining the geology of Etna for us and the two geology-educated persons in the group! The hike was challenging, which suited the group well. The food and wine at Barbaras place was totally excellent! Six stars out of five.We were not as lucky in Taormina! It did rain cats and dogs. The drivers did adapt quite well. Did stop at several foto-ops and at the entry gate to the pedestrian street. We did wander through the Greek theatre and the pedestrian walk, did have a stop at a fancy coffe-shop/bar and then decided to skip the dinner and return early back to Syracusa.
W. B.W. B.
16:03 20 Oct 21
I found this company using google and right away Gian was very responsive. I told them what we were looking for, gave specific parameters for distance and elevation, and they put together an itinerary very quickly that completely matched what I asked for. The entire trip was seamless from the 1am pickup at airport to drop off after 10 days of cycling. The routes were on quiet wonderful roads and the hotels they chose were all great. A really good local company which does what they claim to do very well. Highly recommend.
Ilja WinkertIlja Winkert
11:14 17 Sep 21
I rented quite spontaneously a city bike for my whole stay here near Cagliari. The workshop is very well located. Grocery shopping, going to the beach and the city worked very well. Bike were in a good condition. I was properly advised. Fully recommend this place.
14:46 23 Aug 21
We are so happy that we found this rental. Very nice, helpfull and professional customer service. We recommend to everyone!
juliet clarkejuliet clarke
17:20 15 Jun 21
Mediterras arranged a self guided cycling trip through South Eastern sicily stopping in beautiful baroque towns. They arranged everything with less than a weeks notice, keeping us up to date on accommodation, bikes equipment etc.My husband and I had a wonderful time. The ride was perfect, having both been off a bike for several months, the ride was the perfect combination of hills and flats for us to really enjoy it. The accommodation was far better than what we were expecting for the price and recommendations for dinner and stops spot on. We ate incredibly well and all the hosts in the villas and hotels very welcoming and helpful.I would certainly recommend them especially arranging it all with such little notice.